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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Welcome to the Party!

Today starts a 15 day celebration of life. It's my birthday month, and what better way to celebrate than to have some crafty fun. And I want to share the fun by offering up some blog candy. It's my way of saying thank you for the inspiration, the tutorials, the support, the freebies, the companionship and the laughs along the path of creativity that I have been blessed to walk.
I have some amazing prizes from sponsors and favorite designers, including Creative Bug Design, Ike's Art, Simply Betty, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, Stampin Up, Stamping Bella and Queen Kat Designs. In addition, I have some great product from Making Memories, Fiskars, Lawn Fawn, Penny Black, K&Co, Martha Stewart, and a score of others.
In order to maximize your chances of hauling in some great prizes, please start by FOLLOWING MY BLOG, if you haven't already. Next, please help to spread my Birthday Blowout celebration by PLACING MY PARTY BADGE in your blog's sidebar with a link to my blog. Lisa from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles created this badge especially for me and I love it!! O, I forgot one last thing. I ask you to HAVE FUN! That's why we craft, isn't it? LOL
So, what can you expect in the next 15 days? I'll have questions for you to answer, challenges for you to enter and games for you to play. I will be giving away prizes every day from now until April 15.
My card today uses a very special digi image from Ike's Art, again created for my celebration. It's a very special image, as I don't see it in Ike's Store...yet. Hmm, what to do with it, what to do?
I know. How about everyone who wishes me a Happy Birthday today only will receive this digital image. Please give Ike's Art credit when using the digi on your projects, and know that Ike herself gave me permission to do with it what I like. And I like to share!!
How's that for a great start to the party?! When you come back tomorrow, I'll have something extra special for all my Followers!
Other Challenges I am Entering:
Inky Chicks - Movie Stars: Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Come & Get It challenges - One for the Girls
Hiding in My Craft Room - Any Holiday (Birthday)
Kit & Clowder - Movie Inspiration (Butterfield 8))
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes #1
Sister Act challenges - Anything Goes


Chana Malkah said...

Very nicely crafted! Great image and you have presented it beautifully! Thanks for playing with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Woop! Woop! Congratulations my friend on your super duper birthday bash blowout. I'll definitely be letting my readers know ALL about it. What a beautiful image that Ike created in honour of your birthday bash. How sweet of her and how generous of her to allow you to share it. I'll have to be sure to stop by and thank her as well.

Good luck and many happy returns over the next 15 days! {hee, hee, get it? Returns of people coming back each day to participate? Birthday returns--yeah I know, one part corny one part pathetic--just like me! ;)}

Big Birthday Hugs,

Sue in CT said...

Happy Birthday! I love your button and put it on my blog. I look forward to spending the next 15 days celebrating with you.

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday! Great card & a lovely image. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope your birthday month is extra special.

Kathy said...

Have to thank you again, I figured out how to add your badge!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Woo Hoo, hope your celebration goes well and you have a great birthday. I put a link on my blog and will share my Ike's Art card tomorrow.

Unknown said...

Wishing you a very Happy
Birthday and lots of luck in your Birthday Bash Blowout. Nice job on your 1st card project.
Virginia Montagna

ike said...

WooHoo !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the next 15 days LoL I hope you get loads of Followers and that everyone has a great time.
You made a fabulous card and did awesome colouring on the image :-D :-D
So glad you like her and I am proud to have been asked to participate in this great celebration :-D

IKE xxxx

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Amy Martin said...

My friend Holly sent me over. Sounds like one heck of a Party is going on over here. Your card is so pretty. Love how sassy the image is and your embellishments are perfect. I definitely will be trying to come back every day to join in the fun and be inspired by your projects. I am now a new follower and place on my side bar of my blog. I will share with my friends too. Sending you a very awesome Happy Birthday. HUGS

Diane said...

Happy Belated Birthday Pat!!! Love your take on the card.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy Birthday to you. What a reason for a celebration!

Unknown said...

Wow,,,, what a way to celebrate your birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more.
love you blog so far, am busy reading it all.

kaye G

Unknown said...

Beautiful image! Have a very happy birthday to a great person! Many, many more to come
Hugs, Sue

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafting from the Heart Challenge.

Helen x

LChippy76 said...

HAPPY Birthday!!!
Would LOVE to help you Celebrate!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Happy happy happy Birthday celebration and its wonderful that you are celebrating for 15 days and you are so kind as to handing out gifts instead of receiving. I will be posting your fun badge created by the super talented Lisa on my blog today. Lookinf forward to seeing what excitement you have in stall xxx
Birthday Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Nikki said...

Have a Happy Happy Birthday and sweet of you to share with us all
hugs Nikki

Edwina said...

Great card! You made Ike's image look so good. I hope you have a happy birthday this month. I am a new follower. Edwina Brown

Jo Ann said...

Beautiful card and cute sentiment. Thanks for linking up with us at 613 Avenue Create. We have a new Challenge going on and I hope you join us again. Hugs and blessings!


Monica taylor said...

Just became a follower! looks like 15 days of fun.
♥ Monica
My Personal Blog!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your card is gorgeous, Pat. I love your trims. Happy almost birthday. What a lovely way to celebrate. April is my birthday month too.

PennyRae's Mandala Creation's said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

Lindsey said...

Awesome card! I love the trim on that red sofa. :) And... happy birthday!

Julie Odil said...

Sorry I'm late to the party! I just found out about it on Lisa's blog. I am your newest follower. Happy birthday. Such a great idea to include everyone in the fun!

Linda W. said...

Have to comment one more time before the big birthday! I want you to know, Pat, how dearly I love listening to your written word and eye balling all your creations. Your work has become just beautiful - keep it up in everything you do! And most of all have fun on vacay! Hugs Linda